How to Write Funny

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  • “How to Write Funny involved more writing, less listening, and more laughing than I expected—all of which was good. The feedback on my writing was positive, yet helpful and insightful. Thanks for a great weekend. The laughing alone was worth it.”

    Karen, January 20, 2007

  • “What I liked about the workshop: I discovered that it’s just fun to write for pleasure!”

    Chan, January 20, 2007

  • “I very much enjoyed all aspects of the workshop. Hearing my story read aloud and being able to gauge the reactions of the listeners was very helpful—and gratifying. I found the writing exercises and handouts very useful too, I learned a lot. I also found it interesting to learn about and use different “voices” and approaches to humor writing. By trying different options, I learned which I like best, which I’m best at, and how to apply different voices to reach different audiences. I think my stories will benefit from everything I learned at the workshop and I thank you very much for teaching me what I needed to know.”

    Wendy, January 20, 2007

  • “What did I think of the writing exercises? Loved them. Great overall. Fast paced and well timed, which helped me get inspired.”

    Jorge, January 20, 2007

  • “I really liked hearing the pieces everyone wrote, and the personal advice we received. The hand-out is great, really useful for practising ‘writing funny’ on our own.”

    Maartje, January 20, 2007

  • “Thank you very much for loosening up some of my residual tight-assed-ness about the absurdity of the world.”

    Jim, January 20, 2007

  • “I liked the workshop. At some point during the weekend, I even considered a career as stand-up comedian. That’s how surprised I was to discover my hidden talent! Thank you very much.”

    Marijke, January 20, 2007

  • “I enjoyed the dynamic of the group, which was refreshingly non-aggressive and unpretentious. I think you delivered a super course that was engaging and interactive.”

    Lyndon, January 20, 2007